Silvan Ridge Winery 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $17

By on September 10, 2014

silvan-ridge-winery-pinot-gris-2013-bottleJuan Pablo Valot tightened the focus at this Eugene, Ore., winery with the state’s signature white grape, producing a third of what the winemaking team did just two years prior. From his second vintage as head winemaker, he fashioned a vibrant Pinot Gris that kicks off with aromas of Asian pear, Apple Crisp out of the oven and dusty minerality. The entry is packed with orchard fruit flavors akin to white peach, Gala apple and more Asian pear, capped by bright acidity and Granny Smith apple peel bite. Enjoy this Pinot Gris with things from the sea, and the Silvan Ridge wines are widely distributed via Young’s Market Co.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,020 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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